Following the cycle “documentary in the Mediterranean” , the CMCA in partnership with BMVR Alcazar of Marseille offers the screening of the documentary L’ Accademia della follia by Anush HAMZEHIAN, on Saturday, September 24th at 17h.
This film received the MEDITERRANEAN ART, HERITAGE AND CULTURES award during 19th edition of PriMed . Admission is free within the limits of available places.
Auditorium of the Alcazar Library – 58 course Belsunce – 13001 Marseille
The screening is organized in the framework of the promotion of PriMe.
L’ACCADEMIA DELLA FOLLIA
52 minutes, 2014
Director: Anush HAMZEHIAN (Italy)
Production Company: Point du Jour, France Télévisions (France)
How is life for the mentally ill when they are not locked up?
To answer this question Anush Hamzehian made this film in Trieste, where mad people have lived in the community since the psychiatric hospital closed in 1978. Trieste has been called the “Hollywood of the Mad” because there is a group of world-famous actors, the Academy of Madness, which puts on two shows a year in the city’s most prestigious theatre. The actors of this unique company – Claudio Dario, Donatella, Charlie, Pino – are the unforgettable characters in this film.
Anush HAMZEHIAN was born in Padua, Italy, in 1980.
Having studied communication, he began his career as a video editor and director. He made: “Le città continue” (26 minutes 2004), “La dolce tragedia di Martone” (26 minutes 2008), “Appunti su Sorrentino” (26 minutes 2009), “La mano e la voce” (52 minutes, 2009), Mediterranean Art, Heritage and Cultures Award at the 2010 PriMed, “Le jardin des merveilles” (52 minutes 2011), “Les Enfants de l’Odyssée” (52 minutes 2012), “L’Accademia della Follia” (52 minutes 2014) and “Je préfère aller en enfer” (40 minutes 2014).